A broken arm is a serious injury and one that requires an immediate visit to your nearest casualty department. In some cases, you may know you have broken your arm because you heard a snap or break occur when you had the accident that caused it. However, if you don’t know for sure but you cannot move your arm or you have severe pain and bruising, you should seek medical advice. While medical experts will x-ray your arm, and very likely put it in plaster, it might be useful to know how to make a broken arm bandage sling before you seek help.
A triangular bandage is good for this, as it allows you to support the entire lower arm against your body. If you have broken your arm, get someone else to tie the two ends of the sling around your neck to keep the arm in position.
Could you benefit from first aid training?
Most people could, to be honest. You never know when you might be injured or need medical help, or if you come across someone else who needs help. If you know some basic first aid such as how to make a broken arm bandage to provide them with a sling, you can prevent someone suffering from more pain and discomfort than they must.
Supporting the injury is the most important thing to remember. Once the bandage supports the injured arm, the top end can be brought up to the shoulder while the other end is also brought up to meet the other end. Fastening it properly behind the neck is very important, so that it is secure.
Have you broken your arm and needed a broken arm bandage sling?
Receiving the proper first aid is essential in helping you stay comfortable while waiting for proper medical help. During this time, you might think back to how your accident happened and who else was there. Was negligence involved? You may not be sure, but by calling Accident Advice Helpline, you can get answers to these very questions.
Whether you had a broken arm bandage to use or not, you will have a medical record confirming your injury. If you call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 via a mobile, our team can determine whether this evidence could help you make a no-win, no-fee* claim.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Arm injury claims